Monday, July 18

Need a Fan?

Geez, it has been so hot in Northern Michigan.  Yesterday, we were not so fond of the 93 degree weather.  I'm so thankful we have a finished basement where we can hang out and cool off.  How I wish I can move my craft room down there, but it's not going to happen.

Typically, especially in the Philippines, we would have a fan in hand when it's awfully hot.  That made me remember a project I made for Creative Vision a few months ago.  I designed this paper fan, utilizing chipboard for the handle.  But let me tell you a secret:  this fan fell apart after a few days because of wrong choice of materials.  That's the reason why I haven't posted a tutorial.  So I looked for a better handle for my paper fan, and I found this:


They are 7" wood paddles by Tree House Studio, and it's only $2.33 per pack of 24.  I got them at Hobby Lobby.

So with some modifications, I was able to make my newly designed and a lot sturdier paper fan:







Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  ColorBok, leftovers
tools:  paper piercer, needle, Martha Stewart embossing tool, EK Success edge punch
embellishment:  twine
misc.:  wood paddles (Tree House Studios), stretch cord
adhesive:  Scotch, Zips Clear Adhesive Lines

This paper fan can be used as party favors, decorations, and even invitations.  Or you can just make one for yourself to use during a hot summer day. 

Please check back tomorrow for a tutorial of my paper fan.

'Til next blog!
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